Coupons for all-day wristbands are for sale for $20 until August 18. They are being sold around the county at: Everybody's, Everyone's Video, the Menlo Store, Pioneer Grocery, Sagen's Pharmacy, the South Bend Pharmacy, and the Long Beach Visitor's Center. After riders have purchased their coupons, they must be turned in for a wristband on ride day, which will be Thursday, August 21. Buying the coupons before August 18 will save riders $5 per wristband.
"We tried in the past to have more than one wrist band day, but at this point we won't be able to have more than one," Fair Manager Dotsi Graves explained. "It's not cost effective to have that."
As a side note, the coupons are not refundable - if the coupons are lost, the fair cannot issue a replacement as it does not track who purchases them. A portion of the wristband sales goes to the fair and another portion goes to the carnival company.
Entertainment is also lined up for the week. A local favorite and winner of the Grays Harbor Idol Contest, Tony Wintrip will perform Saturday August 23 from 2 - 4 PM on the Great Northwest Federal Credit Union Stage. "I know a lot of people enjoy him and they're excited for him to come," Graves said.
In addition to Wintrip will be: The Country Mile, which has played at the fair before and has a significant following; Anatize, a local favorite; the Naselle Marimba, always a hit; Lulu LaFever and the Hot Tamales; The North County Bluegrass Band, which includes local Norm Olsen; Stoddard and Cole, a comical musical group; Cole and Leah Van Blaricom, a sibling duo from Idaho but with family ties in Pacific County; and, of course, the hypnotist.
Karaoke will also be available for children - or adults! - who want to get up and perform for their family and friends.
A full schedule will be published closer to fair time when the exact dates and times are pinned down.